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How to repair your washing machine

Today’s washing machines are a complex combination of the most modern computing technology, AI (artificial intelligence), cutting edge raw materials – whether made of plastics or metals, and some good old-fashioned nuts and bolts run by electric power. The more modern a tool is, the more complex and challenging it is to operate and maintain in tip top condition. Modern washing machines can vary from about 7 years to 11 years of lifespan if properly operated and maintained. But let’s face it, anything that’s associated with machines and/or technology is prone to breakdown and disfunction; and the more advanced these household machines get, the more we need licensed and certified washing machine repair technicians to save the day for us. Of course, we can always try and fix it ourselves; but then again, the amount of time and most probably frustration that we had to go through should have been used in something else. Like trying to make a medium rare steak or having a quick beach getaway, among others!

We do need to at least be familiar with some of the most common problems of these most often taken for granted modern machines. So, let’s briefly talk about the ominous signs that you should be making that call to your trusted washing machine repair technicians:

  1.  THE WASHING MACHINE MESSES UP YOUR ELECTRIC CIRCUIT.

Of course, we begin with the most common problem when we try to start the machine, which is plugging it into a power source. Believe it or not, this is a common issue especially because of daily use overtime. This issue can be a result of a lot of different things –  a compromised wire or exposed electrical panel, overheated motor, or maybe the other way around and the power outlet is compromised and dealt a considerable amount of damage. In this case, don’t even try to fix this issue by yourself. This issue is almost surely associated with wires and other electrical parts and you must call your trusted washing machine repair technicians (for example these ones in Adelaide) for this kind of problem.

  1.  SMELLY ODOR WHEN YOU OPEN THE TUB.

Well, this one is not as alarming as the first issue we have discussed but nonetheless, still needs immediate attention. You don’t want to waste time thinking you cleaned your linens and then just take out smelly linens after an hour. A wise saying to the user, please always clean your machine after using, especially look for residual scum around the top of the drum and the opening. While some models have cleaning features now, don’t leave anything to chance. If you want your machine to last long, make sure to give a refreshing shower after making it work for hours. You can also use regular household items like vinegar and baking soda to deodorize your machine.

  1. YOUR MACHINE IS NOT DRAINING WATER.

Another one on our list of most common issues, this one is a real bummer because you’re probably already done with a bit of washing and then comes the rinse and dry cycle and you discover this problem. Don’t panic yet, check the drain pump/hose for any clogs or residues first and try to clean out the residues and try again by running some water through the hose. If it doesn’t work or if there’s an error message in the PCB (printed circuit board), try to look at your user manual and see if there’s any guide on how to deal with the error message. If you’ve done step 1 and 2 and the error persists, this might be the time to pick up that phone and ask for professional help from your trusted washing machine repair technicians.

  1. THE MACHINE DOOR WON’T OPEN OR CLOSE PROPERLY.

This one is mostly prevalent in front-load washing machines. The doors of front-load washing machines are automatic but sometimes the door stays locked or the opposite happens and the door could not lock in. The most obvious thing to do of course is to check if there are clothes/linens that got in the way of the door. Once this is proven to be not the issue, check if the computer or PCB (printed circuit board) is working properly because there’s a possibility that there’s a glitch in the washer’s computer. Another possibility is the washing machine has not drained or filled up correctly and therefore the automatic door won’t lock in or open. If these initial steps did not identify or solve the issue, then it would be best to contact your washing machine repair technician to avoid any further damage to your machine.

  1. THE WASHING MACHINE MAKES STRANGE NOISES.

Last on our list of most common issues with our washing machines, is the strange clank sounds we hear when it’s supposed to be operating normally. Again, just like the others on our list, this may mean a few things. First, you might have forgotten something in those clothes and tossed it in the washer without checking. Let’s admit it, we are all guilty in that case. Another reason may be that there’s a part of your clothes or linen hitting the drum itself and causing the clanking sound. On the more serious side, it may be that an internal part in the drum or washer area has been dislocated and needs to be put back in its proper place. It could also be that your washing machine was not placed in level and stable ground and that in turn causes too much vibration in the machine that produces the clanking or unnecessary noise. In any case, you may choose to check and analyse, use your user manual or if not too sure about it, you may ask professional help to deal with the issue.

Just like any other machine, your washing machine is made up of a lot of complex parts and the issues can range from easily fixable to head scratching riddles; it can be a simple reset or it can be a complex fix that needs original and reliable spare parts. It is important to always keep your washer clean and follow the user manual to avoid any untoward incidents while using it. Lastly, if you’re not too sure about what to do, just leave it to the experts. There are reputable washing machine repair technicians to take care of the most complex issues for you.

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